The organizer of Las Vegas’s first Brazilian festival isn’t Brazilian. But Dutch national Ramon Van Meer has immersed himself in his adopted culture, and is excited to share it with Las Vegans. “I met my wife four years ago and before that when I thought about Brazil I thought about about soccer and beautiful samba girls,” says Van Meer. “Then I realized there’s so much more to that culture. There’s so much passion in the music, the food, and it’s very diverse.”
Greetings from one of the world’s truly exciting cities, Rio de Janeiro. The city is undergoing major changes and expansion as it prepares to host the World Cup in 2014, and the Olympic Games in 2016. And for a hungry foodie like your humble reporter, the food scene is about as exciting as it gets.